West Virginia Spiders:
Like most states in the United States, West
Virginia is the home of numerous species of
spiders. These spiders can live in forests,
meadows or homes. There are a few common spiders
found within the state of West Virginia. They
are the Marbled Orb Weaver, Shamrock Orb
Weaver, Wolf Spider, Black Widow, and
the Cyclosa Conica.
Marbled Orb Weaver
have large orange abdomens that can be spotted
brown. They live in trees, weeds and grasses.
webs are found in trees, shrubs and tall weeds,
and grasses in moist, wooded settings and can
frequently be found along the banks of streams.
The webs are oriented vertically and have a
“signal” thread attached to the center that
notifies the spider when prey has been captured.
has a white or brown abdomen. It spins webs in
shrubs. They can be
found in may different areas of the world and in
varied environments: forests, fields, gardens
and backyards. These spiders build spiral shaped
webs, which is where the common name is taken
from although not all spiders from this genus
build webs. Like other spiders orb weavers have
eight eyes with hairy or spiny legs.
are robust and agile
hunters with good eyesight. They live mostly
solitary lives and hunt alone. Some are
opportunistic wanderer hunters, pouncing upon
prey as they find it or chasing it over short
distances. Others lie in wait for passing prey,
often from or near the mouth of a burrow. Wolf
spiders will inject
freely if continually provoked.
Black Widow Spiders
have a venomous bite that can be very painful or
life threatening. They are black with a red
to orange mark on their abdomen, usually in the
shape of an hourglass. Their webs are
usually found in dark, undisturbed places.
Cyclosa Conica Spider
is usually brown, and is most often found in
forests. It is a small spider with no common
It is an
and it is easily recognized by the way it
strings together the dead bodies of insects and
other debris and hangs it near the center of its
web. It hides on this string of debris, and its
natural coloration makes it extremely difficult
to see until it moves. One of its defenses
is to blend in with this debris and to feign
death when disturbed.
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